Dongsheng Brian Ma

Distinguished Chair in Microelectronics
Professor - Electrical Engineering
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technolgy, Hong Kong - 2003
M.S. - Electronic Science
NanKai University, Tianjin, China - 1998
- 1995

Research Areas

Prof. Dongsheng Brian Ma received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, in 2003. He received the B.S. degree with highest honors and the M.S. degree in electronic science from NanKai University, Tianjin, China, in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Ma started his teaching career at Louisiana State University, then joined University of Arizona, where he lead an unique university-industry program and became the first assistant professor holding a chaired professor position. He was awarded the Universitys Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006, and was promoted as associate professor with early tenure in 2009. He joined University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in August 2010, where he is currently an associate professor in Electrical Engineering and an Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair in Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. He also serves in Executive Committee and as Thrust Leader in Energy Efficiency at Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE).


D. Ma, L. Su, M. Somasundaram, "Integrated Interleaving SC Power Converters with Analog and Digital Control Schemes for Energy-Efficient Microsystems," Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol. 62, Issue 3, pp. 361-372, March 2010. 2010 - Publication
Y. Zhang, R. Bondade, D. Ma, S. Abedinpour, "An Integrated SIDO Boost Power Converter with Adaptive Freewheel Switching Technique", the 2010 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), pp. 3516-3522, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Sept. 2010. 2010 - Publication
A. Mitev, M. Marefat, D. Ma, and J. M. Wang, "Principle hessian direction based parameter reduction for interconnect networks with process variation," IEEE Trans. on Very Large Scale Integrated Systems, Vol. 18, No. 9, pp. 1337-1347, Sept. 2010. 2010 - Publication
D. Ma, R. Bondade, "Enabling Power-Efficient DVFS Operations on Silicon," (Invited Paper, Feature Article) IEEE Circuits & Systems Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 14-29, March 2010. 2010 - Publication
F. Luo, D. Ma, "Design of Digital Tri-Mode Adaptive-Output Buck-Boost Power Converter for Power-Efficient Integrated Systems," IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 2151-2160, June 2010. 2010 - Publication
Y. Zhang, D. Ma, "Digitally Controlled Integrated Pseudo-CCM SIMO Converter with Adaptive Freewheel Current Modulation," the 25th IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition (APEC), pp. 284-288, Palm Springs, CA, Feb. 2010. 2010 - Publication
F. Luo, D. Ma, "Integrated Switching DC-DC Converter with a Pulse-Train/PWM Control," IEEE Trans. on Circuits & System II: Express Briefs, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 152-156, Feb. 2009. 2009 - Publication
F. Luo, R. Bondade and D. Ma, "Software-Defined SIMO Step-Up/Down Power Converter with Adaptive Global/Local Power Allocation Scheme for DVS-Enabled Multicore Systems", IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics (ISLPED), pp. 319-322, San Francisco, CA, August 2009. 2009 - Publication
L. Su, D. Ma, "Design of Monolithic Master-Slave SC Power Converter for Ultra-low Power Energy-Harvesting Microsensors," 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), pp. 1849-1854, Porto, Portugal, Nov. 2009. 2009 - Publication
D. Nguyen, H. Cormican, A. Baysal, C. Wiswall, T. Kerr, J. Wang, D. Ma, "A Breast Molecular Imaging Hybrid Pixel Sensor Test Chip with Low Noise CMOS Readout IC on Fully Depleted SOI Design," 2009 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, April 2009, accepted for presentation. 2009 - Publication

Additional Information

Honors and Awards
  • 2009, Best Gradaute Thesis Award, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona, (as thesis advisor of Ms. Ling Su); 
  • 2009, ssss Nominated for University of Arizona Accolades Outstanding Faculty Award; 
  • 2009, 1st Place Winner in 52nd IEEE International Midwest Symp. on Circuits & Systems Student Paper Contest (as student advisor of Rajdeep Bondade); 
  • 2009-2014, United States National Science Foundation CAREER Award; 
  • 2006-2008, Analog Devices Endowed Professorship (2nd term after nationwide selection); 
  • 2007, IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Designs (ICCAD) Best Paper Award Nominee; 
  • 2007, IEEE Senior Member; 
  • 2006, The University of Arizona AAFSAA) Outstanding Faculty Award of the Year; 
  • 2006, Best Graduate Thesis Award, College of Engineering, The University of Arizona, (as thesis advisor of Keith Sanborn); 
  • 2004-2006, Analog Devices Chair Professorship; 
  • 2004, Best Design Award, IEEE/ACM Asia & South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC); 
  • 2002, Schmidt Award of Excellence; 
  • 2002, Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft Fellowship; 
  • 2002, STMicroelectronics Ltd. Scholarship; 
  • 2001, Outstanding Student Paper Award, IEEE Student Paper Contest, Hong Kong; 
  • 1997, Guang Hua Foundation Scholarship (2nd prize); 
  • 1996, Hua Wei Scholarship (1st prize); 
  • 1995, Excellent Graduate Student of the year, NanKai University; 
  • 1992, Motorola Scholarship for academic excellence, (1st prize); 
  • 1993, Motorola Scholarship for academic excellence, (1st prize); 
  • 1994, Motorola Scholarship for academic excellence, (1st prize); 
  • 1991, NanKai University Excellent Freshman Fellowship, (for ranking 1st place in College of Engineering and College of Science); 
  • 1991, First runner-up in National College Entrance Exam in Shaanxi Province, China